Netflix has announced the official release date and new images for their upcoming remake of All Quiet on the Western Front, which is set to stream on Oct. 28. The film is an adaptation of German author Erich Maria Remarque‘s novel by the same name, which was released in 1929 and promptly banned across Europe for its anti-war messaging.
The soldier at the center of All Quiet on the Western Front is Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) who volunteers for the war effort alongside his classmates, which would have been expected of them. He quickly comes face to face with the horrors of war, and the never-ending tragedy that plays out in the midst of trench warfare. Given that the original novel was inspired by Remarque’s own experiences during World War I, it makes sense that the film will incorporate real-life figures from that era. Previous reports indicated that Daniel Brühl will appear as Matthias Erzberger, and based on the new images—those reports would seem accurate. Erzberger was the Minister of Finance in German from 1919 until 1920 when he was forced to resign from his position. He spoke out against the war and due to signing the armistice, which ended the war between Germany and Allied Powers, he was believed to be a traitor and assassinated in 1921.
Starring alongside Kammerer is an ensemble cast, including Albrecht Schuch, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic, Devid Striesow, and Sebastian Hülk. In addition to starring in the film, Brühl also produced, alongside Malte Grunert of Amusement Park and Daniel Dreifuss.
The film is set to have a worldwide premiere on Netflix on Oct. 28. Check out the new images below: